Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy Fouth of July
Yesterday, I left the Communaute de l'Emmanuel for the afternoon and evening to attend the 70th Birthday Party of my brother Vincent in Hudson, QC, returning late last night.
No time now to give an account of the above (I have to prepare a homily on the sibling rivalry of the Esau and Jacob story!) and my digital camera is out of commission (perhaps as a result of the Canada Day mid-afternoon deluge?) so I must await photos from family members.
Best wishes from Quebec City, especially to family and friends celebrating the Glorious Fourth.
Not sure whether artist for this expressionistic painting, Maurice Brazil Prendergast is a relative or not. Like my father he was Newfoundland-born, in St. John's, Newfoundland (October 10, 1858–February 1, 1924), who is recognized as a Boston-based post-Impressionist artist who worked in oil, watercolor, and monotype. Technically, he was a member of The Eight, but the delicacy of his compositions and mosaic-like beauty of his designs had little in common with the philosophy of the group.
Illustration: Figures under the Flag (1900-05)